Condition precedent
Precedent Pre*ced"ent, a. [L. praecedens, -entis, p. pr. of praecedere: cf. F. pr['e]c['e]dent. See {Precede}.] Going before; anterior; preceding; antecedent; as, precedent services. --Shak. ``A precedent injury.'' --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

{Condition precedent} (Law), a condition which precede the vesting of an estate, or the accruing of a right. [1913 Webster]


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